Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Music Education)

Georgia Southern University

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Music Education)—Search # 67973

Georgia Southern University

College of Arts and Humanities, Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music

The Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Music (Music Education).
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

Within this setting, The Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music's mission is to provide opportunities for studying and making music within the context of a liberal arts education; to prepare students for careers in music-related fields; to enhance the cultural life of the campus and surrounding region; and to contribute to the preservation and expansion of our rich musical tradition through performance, composition, education, and research.

Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music, the Assistant or Associate Professor of Music Education will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the music education sequence, with an emphasis in instrumental methods, as well as serve as coordinator for the degree program. Participation in appropriate service activities and continuing an active research agenda are also expected. The position is a 10-month tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in music education or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in music education, by August 1, 2024.
• Successful P-12 school experience that includes secondary instrumental ensemble teaching.
• Successful collegiate teaching experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in elementary/general music and knowledge of eclectic pedagogical approaches.
• Experience in new and emerging ensemble instruction.
• Experience with program coordination activities such as certification processes, communication with a college of education, and recruitment of graduate students.

Conditions of Employment

• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
• All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
• Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins December 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application consists of:
a. a letter addressing the qualifications cited above;
b. a curriculum vitae;
c. a sample of scholarly writing;
d. the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references.
e. The committee may request videos of teaching demonstrations at a later time. They need not be sent in the initial application. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

David Langley, Search Chair, Search #67973
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-2322

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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